Family and Children’s Services Celebrates 124 Years

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Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington turns 124 years old on Wednesday, August 1st and is marking the occasion with this letter to the community:

It’s been 124 years since we started protecting children from abuse and neglect in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

A lot of things have happened. We’ve helped tens of thousands of families. We’ve worked with countless community partners. We’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for our charitable programs that send kids to summer camp and youth to college and university. And together we’ve made this community a better place to live.

In 124 years our Agency has done some amazing things, like using prevention to reduce the number of kids coming into care or working with extended families. But we’ve also done some things we’re not so proud of, like the Sixties Scoop – which treated indigenous peoples and their culture unfairly and with disrespect. We embrace all our history and the lessons it has taught us, both good and bad. And we’re better for it. So is our community.

Through all that has happened over the last hundred years we have been there quietly doing what we can for kids and families. And we will continue to do so.

You can help.

Release source: Family and Children’s Services FLA